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indirect

adjective  /ˌɪn·dəˈrekt, ˌɪn·dɑɪ-/ us  

indirect adjective (ADDITIONAL)

happening in addition to an intended result: Several other people were hurt as an indirect result of his carelessness.

indirect adjective (NOT STRAIGHT)

not following a straight line, or not connected in a simple way: an indirect route Ransom thought the best approach in defending truth is the indirect one.
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